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Website aims to expand patronage of artists

A website at www.unitedstatesartists.org, founded by foundations and wealthy art donors, has been launched to support working artists by soliciting small donations to help underwrite specific artworks, The New York Times reported Dec. 7 (see artists’ website story).

Gates Foundation aims to connect traditional and charter schools

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working to help traditional school districts in nine cities team with charter school groups so both groups can learn from each other and improve student learning, the Associated Press reported Dec. 7 (see Gates Foundation story).

Columbus hospitals holding line on charity care

While Cleveland hospitals are limiting the uninsured patients they will treat for free, Columbus hospital systems do not plan reduce charity care to cut costs, The Columbus Dispatch reported Dec. 7 (see hospital charity care story).

British government cuts back on funding for vital services

As the British government reduces funding for vital services, the role of philanthropy becomes ever more important, and the government  can act either as an enabler or barrier to charitable giving, the CEO of the Marie Curie Cancer Care in Britain, and chair of the Philanthropy Review, said in a guest opinion column Dec. 7 in The Telegraph (see British charity story).

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